Chelsea may try to offload defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the upcoming transfer window.
Chelsea may try to sell the 31-year-old defender just a few months after signing him, according to a report.
The Blues have reportedly been unimpressed with his performances thus far and are hoping to recoup the majority of the €30 million they paid for him.
Koulibaly was brought in as a replacement for German international Antonio Rudiger, who left on a free transfer to join Real Madrid.
The former Napoli defender was expected to make an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge and become the defensive lynchpin for Chelsea. However, things are not going as planned, and Koulibaly is now regarded as a disposable asset.
When the transfer window opens next month, it remains to be seen whether any clubs are willing to provide the £295k-a-week star with an exit route.
The 31-year-old was a top-tier player in Italy, and according to TMW, he could return.
The defender has a few years left at the top level and could be a valuable addition to most teams for the right price. Instead of selling him in the coming months, Chelsea should try to give him more time to adjust to English football.
Between now and the end of the season, Graham Potter cannot rely on Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva to start most games. Summer acquisition Wesley Fofana is currently out with an injury, but is expected to return in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, if Koulibaly is sold, Chelsea will need to look for defensive reinforcements in the transfer market.